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What are Hydraulic Bulkhead Fittings?

October 10, 2023

The term bulkhead was originally used to describe any watertight compartment or wall in a ship or submarine. Bulkhead fittings were used in the installation of pipes and hoses passing through a ship’s internal walls. Today the concept is the same,…

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Selecting Expansion Joints in CPI Applications

October 3, 2023

Understanding the factors affecting the selection of expansion joints helps maximize their longevity and minimize process downtime. The following guidelines can help with selecting expansion joints Although sometimes overlooked or treated like an afterthought in process design, expansion joints are…

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A Guide to Lead-Free Fittings

September 26, 2023

Whether it’s for drinking, preparing food, or washing dishes, having clean, safe water for everyday use is critical. Potable water systems play a vital role in ensuring water is suitable for human consumption. One major concern for potable water is…

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Compression Fitting Types and Applications

August 24, 2023

Compression fittings, a term often interchangeable with instrumentation or tube fittings, are made up of a compression nut, ferrule and fitting body. There are single and double ferrule compression fittings, each suitable for a leak tight seal. However, double ferrule…

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How to Identify NPT Thread and Other Hydraulic Fitting Types

July 24, 2023

Just about every industrial application utilizes machinery and equipment powered by hydraulics, from agricultural, earthmoving, and snow removal machines to industrial diecasting and molding equipment, oil and gas exploration, construction and demolition, automotive manufacturing, aerospace, aeronautics, and more. The vast…

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Breaking the Mold with Superior Forged Fittings and Valves

July 7, 2023

Along with the location of the cultural history of man, forging metals began with the Sumerians in the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia, dating back to around 4500 B.C. Beginning in the Middle East, the…

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Basics of Compression Fittings

June 27, 2023

What are Compression Fittings? Compression fittings are a type of coupling used to connect two pipes or a pipe to a fixture or valve. They are a strong and reliable connection that tightens down a sleeve over a joint to…

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June 12, 2023

What is a rubber expansion joint? A rubber expansion joint is a flexible connector to absorb noise, shock, vibration, physical and thermal energy. Made of natural or synthetic elastomers it may be internally reinforced with fabrics and metal for strength…

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Are Hydraulic Fittings NPT?

May 24, 2023

Hydraulic fittings come in many sizes and styles. While NPT fittings (National Pipe Taper) are sometimes considered the most common thread style in the U.S. and Canada, others claim JIC (Joint Industry Council) SAE 37 fittings are the most popular in North America. Globally, the more practical metric threads are the most prevalent, with DIN (Deutsche Industrial Norme) German style being…

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What are Anti-Static Hoses?

May 11, 2023

Many industrial sectors generate large volumes of fine dust particles. These flammable particle concentrations can be highly volatile in an enclosed area, combusting when in the presence of oxygen if they’re exposed to a spark, ember, or similar source of…

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